Jim Peplinski

Jim Peplinski

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Calgary , Alberta

Former NHL Captain | Calgary Flames | Stanley Cup Winner 1989 | Successful Entrepreneur

Jim Peplinski is a Canadian former National Hockey League (NHL) player and captain for the Calgary Flames in their Stanley Cup victory in 1989. Following his playing career, Peplinski forged a successful business career in Calgary. He has served as the executive chairman of the Humberview Group of Companies, which owns Jim Peplinski's Leasemaster, twenty-nine automotive dealerships in Toronto, and various real estate investments. He is also Calgary Flames Hockey Club's vice president of business development and an investor and director of Wrangler West Energy Corp., a public oil and gas company. Peplinski has been recognized for his charitable contributions, particularly those supporting children.
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JIM PEPLINSKI BIOGRAPHY

Jim Peplinski is a Canadian former National Hockey League (NHL) player and captain for the Calgary Flames in their Stanley Cup victory in 1989. Peplinski, born October 24, 1960, in Renfrew, Ontario, played junior hockey for the Toronto Marlboros of the Ontario Major Junior Hockey League (OMJHL) between 1977 and 1980. He scored 101 points in 67 games in his final season of junior. The Atlanta Flames selected him with their fourth-round selection, 75th overall, at the 1979 NHL Entry Draft. Following the franchise’s relocation to Canada, he made his NHL debut in 1980 and was an original member of the Calgary Flames, scoring 38 points in his rookie season. Playing his 100th career game on November 17, 1981, Peplinski scored four goals against the Winnipeg Jets as part of a career-high 30-goal, 67-point season in the 1981–82 season.

One of Peplinski’s strengths was his durability. He missed only 24 games during his career, appearing in all 80 of the Flames’ games in 1980–81, 1982–83, 1984–85 and 1986–87. He was named a team tri-captain, shared with Lanny McDonald and Doug Risebrough, in the 1984–85 season. For the 1988 Winter Olympics, the International Ice Hockey Federation opened the hockey tournament to all professionals. While the NHL refused to allow most players to participate, the Flames released Peplinski to the Canadian Olympic team. He appeared in seven games, scoring one assist for the fourth-place Canadians.

In the Flames’ Stanley Cup championship season of 1988–89, Peplinski scored 38 points in 79 games and appeared in 20 more games in the 1989 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Six games into the 1989–90 NHL season, Peplinski chose to retire. He left the game as the Flames’ all-time leader in games played at 705. Jim Peplinski moved to the broadcast booth, joining Hockey Night in Canada as a colour commentator before attempting an NHL comeback in 1994–95. His comeback lasted six games before he left the game for good. Peplinski settled in Calgary after retirement and remains active with the team’s alumni association. He organized the alumni game between the Flames and Canadiens at the 2011 Heritage Classic.

Following his playing career, Peplinski forged a successful business career in Calgary. He has served as the executive chairman of the Humberview Group of Companies, which owns Jim Peplinski’s Leasemaster, twenty-nine automotive dealerships in Toronto, and various real estate investments. He is also Calgary Flames Hockey Club’s vice president of business development and an investor and director of Wrangler West Energy Corp., a public oil and gas company.

Peplinski has been recognized for his charitable contributions, particularly those supporting children. He was named the final recipient of the Charlie Conacher Humanitarian Award in 1984 for his work in support of the Special Olympics and Big Brothers of Calgary. The Flames named him their recipient of the Ralph T. Scurfield Humanitarian Award in 1988.

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Dishing with DKG: Former NHLer Jim Peplinski takes shots at Wayne Gretzky, Hockey Canada

National Post

For decades, I was a “hockey mom” and I find myself getting increasingly agitated watching these issues play out. To gain some perspective, I reach out to Jim Peplinski — he’s a respected member of the hockey fraternity and civic-minded.
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Duhatschek Notebook: Why both players and reporters are to blame for the rise of cliches in interviews

The Athletic

If Jim Peplinski ran a lottery to see whose bag would chug down first onto the luggage carousel – at $1 per entry, winner takes all – he collected $1 from us too. That’s how relationships were forged between players and the working press in less complicated times. You knew them. They knew you.
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After Hours: Martin Gelinas & Jim Peplinski talk Battle of Alberta: Martin Gelinas and Jim Peplinski joined After Hours to talk about the Battle of Alberta both past and present.
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